Chihuly Garden and Glass

305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109- Map It
Phone: (206) 753-4940
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Chihuly Garden and Glass is on the Seattle Center grounds next to the Space Needle at 305 Harrison St. Bringing together elements of American sculptor Dale Chihuly’s work, the exhibition features drawings, glass pieces, large architectural installations and personal collections. Exhibits in eight galleries demonstrate how Chihuly pushed the boundaries of glass art in concept, execution and presentation. The Glasshouse, a 40-foot-tall glass and steel structure filled with natural light, is based on Chihuly's lifelong appreciation of conservatories and showcases one of his largest suspended works, a 100-foot-long assemblage of flowers in hues of red, yellow, orange and amber. In the garden, trees, plants and flowers are a real-life backdrop for glass forms that mimic nature, from reeds and cattails to herons and seal pups that can be seen year-round. Food is available.
$19-$29; $16-$22 (ages 65+); $13-$18 (ages 5-12). Combination ticket with Space Needle Observation Deck $36-$49; $30-$42 (ages 65+); $24-$32 (ages 5-12). Reservations are recommended. Parking: In nearby garages ($6 per hour).
Station: Seattle Center
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-8:30, Fri.-Sun. 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., in summer; Sun.-Thurs. 11-6, Fri.-Sat. 11-7, rest of year. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Opening and closing times may vary seasonally and during private events; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.